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What are post endometrial ablation syndrome symptoms?

What are post endometrial ablation syndrome symptoms?

Cyclic pelvic pain : This is a pretty rare condition more common after novasure vs other endometrial ablation technicologies. Monthly pelvic pain around the time of the menstrual cycle is the most common symptom of this rare condition. ...Read more

Dr. Jon Ahlstrom
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Uterine Ablation (Definition)

Uterrine ablation is a procedure used to destroy the thin lining of the uterus that bleeds each month. It is often destroyed with heat but can be done with freezing (cryoablation). Must be family complete. When performed for fibroid bleeding doesnt address the problem (fibroid) directly, may not work at all, and doesn't address the bulk symptoms often seen with ...Read more


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Is an endometrial ablation painful?

Is an endometrial ablation painful?

Varies: Most ablations are done with some form of anesthesia such as IV sedation, local injections, or even being put to sleep. I have found that most patients have some cramping after, but it is rarely considered severe. ...Read more

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Is having an endometrial ablation safe?

Is having an endometrial ablation safe?

Yes : It's safe, effective, and very well tolerated. The safety profile is quite good . Typically it is safer than a hysterectomy - depending on the type/equipment used. ...Read more

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What is involved in endometrial ablation?

Destroys the lining: An endometrial ablation is a surgical procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus. It treats menorrhagia (heavy periods). There are several different types of ablations each involving various ways of destroying the uterine lining (i.e. Thermal heat, electrocautery, laser, etc). Ablations are done in the office, a day surgery unit, or an operating room depending on the type. ...Read more

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What happens after an endometrial ablation?

What happens after an endometrial ablation?

It varies: Depending on the type of ablation and the patient your period may normalize or cease completely. Satisfaction rate is about 80% . It is important to discuss your expectations with your surgeon. Sometimes and ablation can be a poor substitute for a hysterectomy. ...Read more

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What are complications of endometrial ablation?

Low risk: Ablation is a safe and effective procedure and a good option for many women with excessive bleeding. A common "risk" is failure to work effectively and rare risks are injury to other organs. ...Read more

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What can I expect from an endometrial ablation?

What can I expect from an endometrial ablation?

No bleeding: Endometrial ablation destroys the inner lining of the uterus that grows during each menstrual cycle and is being shed during the menstrual period. Ideally, after an ablation there is no bleeding at all. Many times, the bleeding is signficantly decreased, but not totally gone. Menstrual cramps may not get better, but get worse. 20 % of women end up with a hysterectomy down no road anyway. ...Read more

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Why would you have an endometrial ablation done?

Very heavy bleeding: Endometrial ablation is used to treat very heavy menstrual bleeding when medical or non-surgical treatments fail or are not advised for other reasons. Ablation is not appropriate for someone who would like to have more children. ...Read more

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How do you decide what kind of endometrial ablation to have?

In office: While there are many different techniques for endometrial ablation, ( heat, cold, fluid, balloon, resection, etc. ) they all have been shown to be effective in improving heav menses. Assuming that you are a candidate and are not interested in future fertility, consider discussing with your gyn about having the ablation in an office environment - numerous benefits.- cost, no iv, faster recovery... ...Read more

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Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

Which is better endometrial ablation vs hysterectomy?

Depends on problem: If the main problem is heavy bleeding then an endometrial ablation is a safer minimally invasive first start. It is a simple procedure which can be done in the office under local anesthesia with minimal to no time off for recovery. If there are other problems then hysterectomy may be a better options. Discuss both and ask questions at your next visit. ...Read more

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Can there be severe scarring with an endometrial ablation?

That is the goal: Severe scarring is difficult to quantify because that is essentially the goal of endometrial ablation. That is the gynecologist is attempting to create a scar of the endometrial lining to "ablate" or eradicate the surface by a controlled thermal injury typically inflicted with radiofrequency with a goal of ending menstruation (menorrhagia or dysmenorrhea). ...Read more

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Is it normal to observe bleeding following an endometrial ablation one year ago?

No: Ablation is a safe and effective procedure and a good option for many women with excessive bleeding. A common "risk" is failure to work effectively. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have discharge and pass tissue 8 weeks after endometrial ablation?

Is it normal to have discharge and pass tissue 8 weeks after endometrial ablation?

This is not uncommon: The tissue you described is the residual tissue burned during the ablation. I've heard it described by novasure patients like that. It's also not uncommon to have some bleeding after an endometrial ablation. Sometimes regular periods may return after several weeks to years. It is more common to have light bleeding. You should discuss this with your doctor at a future visit. It is not urgent. ...Read more

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Endometrial ablation a month ago. Bleeding after non penetration stimulation, why?

Bleed after ablation: An endometrial ablation is done to reduce your menses to a normal flow. About 40% of women have no menses after the procedure, depending on the type of ablation. That being said, it is typical to spot, stain or discharge for up to 6 weeks. Finally you should wait to see how you are doing at 3 months, before considering the procedure a failure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had an endometrial ablation in June and I am still bloated and have gained 10 lbs.Is this normal.

Not likely: It is not likely, but you need to ask the MD who did the ablation procedure if there can be a cause for the bloating and weight gain. ...Read more

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Had endometrial ablation 9 weeks ago. I'm still bleeding everyday. Light to medium.Is this normal?

Had endometrial  ablation 9 weeks ago. I'm still bleeding everyday. Light to medium.Is this normal?

Varies: It is not uncommon to have some bleeding for several weeks after an ablation, but most should have resolved by 9 weeks. I recommend getting checked for other reasons. ...Read more

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I had endometrial ablation 9/25 zero bleeding til today horrible pains should I be concernered???? Help please

I had endometrial ablation 9/25 zero bleeding til today horrible pains should I be concernered???? Help please

Maybe: You need to follow through with a call to your MD who did the ablation to be sure there is no infection or other problem with the procedure. Periods with bleeding still can occur post ablation in a small percentage of cases. ...Read more

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I had an endometrial ablation 5⃣ months ago. Sex is painful and burns. Is this normal or could it be from infrequent sex.

Not typical: Post Endometrial Ablation syndrome: If you have had an Endometrial ablation and have developed symptoms of pelvic pain ; you might have developed Post Endometrial Ablation syndrome too long to discuss in 400 word segment ---see your private GYN doctor for further evaluation----also have your hormone levels checked to see if they at the appropriate levels ...Read more

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How concerning would you find a 1cm regrowth of endometrial lining within 2 months of endometrial ablation in a 27 yr old female?

How concerning would you find a 1cm regrowth of endometrial lining within 2 months of endometrial ablation in a 27 yr old female?

Endometrium: It really depend on what type of ablation you had. Also, the scar tissue created can sometimes be read by radiologist as endometrial thickness. I think a lot of radiologist have issues reading ultrasounds after ablations even when they are notified you had one. Because I don't know what type you had I can 't give too much more info. ...Read more

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I had a endometrial ablation 8 years ago, 4 months ago I started having the signs of starting my cycle again? What can be done for the pain ?

Ultrasound!: Should be done first to see the thickness of your endometrium. It can sometimes grow back! Prob followed by an endometrial biopsy! Have you been on hormone Rx ore birth control meds? Esp if you start bleeding again and continue to have pain, see your gyn ...Read more

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What is an endometrial ablation?

Treatment for period: An endometrial ablation is a procedure to destroy the lining of the uterus to eliminate or minimize the amount of bleeding during menstrual cycles. There are five different techniques and most can be done in the office under local anesthesia. This does not effect your hormones or cause menopause. It is a great option and helps patients avoid major surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Endometrial Ablation (Definition)

Endometrial ablation refers to procedures that use energy to damage or destroy the lining of the uterus that normally build up in preparation of pregnancy. If no pregnancy happens, the lining is shed as a period. There are several different types of ablation-thermal heat, radio frequency, and freezing. All of them are good options but some might be better in certain situations. ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more